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This is the first of the new 'Brotherhood Talks' podcasts, with Professor John Thwaites, Monash Sustainable Development Institute chair and former Victorian deputy premier, and Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director, Conny Lenneberg.
Education First Youth (EFY) Foyers expand upon the original Youth Foyer concept by prioritising education as key to a sustainable livelihood. This report describes the outcomes of 162 EFY Foyer participants who exited between September 2013 and July 2017, making them eligible for a twelve-month...
Australia’s youth unemployment rate is stagnating at the levels seen in the early 2000s, despite 28 years of economic growth. This analysis from the Brotherhood of St Laurence maps the 20 worst “hotspot” regions for youth unemployment, and confirms many regional and outer suburban areas...
This report models a number of policy solutions that would reduce the amount people on low incomes spend on energy, in order to reduce their energy stress and support a faster transition to clean energy.
The Given the Chance for Asylum Seekers program acted as a ‘bridge’ to employment for asylum seekers, circumventing some of the challenges of constrained visa conditions and barriers in mainstream recruitment. This final report examines the employment trajectories of program participants.
A powerful reshaping of Australia’s youth labour market has ushered in an era of extreme job insecurity for the nation’s youth. In 2018, young Australians are far more likely to work part-time than forty years ago, according to this report summary.
This study demonstrates the value added by smaller community service organisations in Australia, in the context of changes in the commissioning of government-funded services. Case studies were conducted in four states, with four non-profit providers of support to young people in their transition to work....
This report offers insights into how service providers, community groups and policy makers respond to increasingly diverse local populations, including newly arriving humanitarian migrants, to foster economic security and social inclusion.
This analysis investigated the burden of electricity and gas costs for a range of household types in Australia between 2008 and 2018, finding that some of the lowest income households in Australia spend more than 10% of their incomes on spiralling energy costs.